Welcome to the Cheshire East Care Services Directory 2022/23. Cheshire East Council would like people living in Congleton to feel empowered to be as independent and healthy as they can. To help achieve this, they have produced this comprehensive guide which contains information on staying independent, improving your wellbeing and choosing and paying for your care.
The Directory is complemented by ‘Live Well Cheshire East’ which is a web-based resource giving information and advice on support available locally such as groups and activities. Visit www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/livewell to find out more.
Falls Awareness Week (19-25 September)
Accidental falls are a serious issue locally, with 1 in 3 people aged 65+ falling each year. Yet there are simple things people aged 65+ can do, to reduce their risk.
As part of Falls Awareness Week (19-25 September), Cheshire East Council’s Health and Wellbeing bus is visiting a variety of locations in the Borough to discuss this issue. Anyone aged 65+ is welcome to go along and have a free falls assessment. Wellbeing assessments including blood pressure checks are also available for adults.
Health and Wellbeing Bus – Town Centre Visits, September 2022
Market street, Congleton, CW12 1BP, 09.30 – 15.00
Wilmslow Garden Centre, SK9 2JN,10:00 – 15:00
Sandbach Library, 09.30 – 15:00
Morrisons, Middlewich, CW10 9EX, 09:30 – 15:00
Bollington Recreation Ground, SK10 5JT, 10:00 – 15:00
Tesco, Vernon Way, Crewe, CW1 2DD,09:30 – 15:30Poynton Library,10:00 – 15:00
One means of reducing the risk of a fall that is particularly important is keeping fit. This can include activities like walking, gardening and swimming. The NHS’s Chief Medical Officer recommends that adults aged 65+, should undertake daily physical activity (at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week); including exercise two days a week designed to improve balance, flexibility and muscle strength. If you don’t do much at the moment, you should build up gradually and remember some physical activity is better than none. Speak to a GP first if you have not exercised for some time, or if you have medical conditions or concerns.
The One You Cheshire East service runs free strength and balance classes for those aged 65+ which are known to significantly reduce risk of a fall. See the One You website for class info and further details: Stand Strong oneyoucheshireeast.org
See the Live Well webpages for more information on how to reduce your risk of a fall: Falls prevention